Why do brides think wedding planners are miracle workers? Well, I am here to tell you that they are not and what they really are for. I have noticed lately that many brides to be think that they are entitled to discounts from every wedding professional. They think wedding planners can work miracles for them. Wedding planners are a wonderful asset and should be looked at as someone that will guide you and help you to find the wedding professionals that will work with your budget and provide quality service. If their isn’t a wedding vendor that will work with your current budget then you may have to wait until you are able to increase your budget or make some other sacrifices like not having wedding favors, no wedding transportation, etc.
It is very important that you set a realistic budget and have money already saved before you begin the wedding planning process. You need at minimum of $5,000 to begin the planning of your wedding (base on a $15,000 budget or higher). Every wedding vendor is going to require a deposit to hold your wedding date and if you wait until the last minute to make your deposits, you will find yourself stressed out about not having the wedding professionals you really want for your wedding.
What I have been noticing thus far this year, is that many brides-to-be are planning their wedding 15 to 24 months in advance so they can have the wedding that they want without the financial stress. This is a good strategy but you must be dedicated to making all of your wedding vendor payments on time and stick to the budget that was created for the wedding.